SSS Study Abroad 2019

Costa Rica

San Joaquín de Flores - Summer 2019 (16 students)
San Joaquín de Flores is a charming, colorful and quaint colonial town located ten miles from San José. It is surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of Costa Rica. The small setting and slower pace of life allow for exceptional opportunities for linguistic and cultural integration. Students took a course on Human Rights in Latin America with a local instructor at The Instituto San Joaquín de Flores. This program also included a service learning component working in the local community twice a week in areas such as social work, education, sustainability, and health and wellness. To further their immersion into the culture of Costa Rica, students lived with host families while participating in the program. Students will participate in a symposium on Monday, October 7, 2019, 3:30-5pm to share their experiences.


Dubrovnik – Summer 2019 (16 students)
16 SSS students had the opportunity to study abroad in Croatia in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik offered the perfect location for students to take a course entitled Art of Diplomacy, stressing the evolution of factors such as technology, communications, and ideology, and how they have impacted the diplomatic process. Students participated in community service three days a week in areas such as education, social work, and health and wellness. This program also offered a Croatian language crash-course upon arrival, a number of academic and cultural visits throughout, and day trips to Lokrum and Elaphiti Islands. Students will participate in a symposium on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:30-7pm to share their experiences.

Czech Republic

 Prague – Summer 2019 (17 students)
The SSS Summer in Prague program this year immersed 17 students into the Czech art scene, its roots, and transformations from various perspectives. They did this through class lectures and discussions, guest speakers, field trips, readings, and other assignments. Students acquired both the theoretical tools and practical experience to approach texts and performances, and developed awareness about how art and performance affect the contemporary Czech society. They were provided with an insight into the concepts of mainstream and alternative culture, technologies in arts, urban semiotics, and cultural identity as represented in select performances, concerts and exhibitions. When SSS students study abroad and gain global experience, it transforms them. This program allowed them to deepen their depth and breadth of experience, which makes them more competitive in the job market after graduation. Students will participate in a symposium on Friday, October 4, 2019, 4-5:30pm to share their experiences.